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Pigs
Versatility of pigmeat to be highlighted at symposium
Amy Forde
Next week's Irish Pig Health Symposium is a good opportunity for pig farmers and pig farm workers to attend, the IFA has said.
12 March 2024 Pigs
More pig and poultry farms to require EPA licenses after MEP vote
The European Parliament's vote will mean that almost all pig and poultry farmers will require an environmental license to operate.
8 March 2024 News
Increase in output forecast from Brazil and Australia
Updated forecasts from USDA on Brazil and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) show more beef, sheep and pigmeat will be available for trade in 2024.
Department investigating alleged animal welfare breaches on pig farms
The National Animal Rights Association (NARA) investigated two Irish pig farms during January this year.
5 March 2024 News
Nitrates and labour on pig conference agenda
The Irish Pig Health Society (IPHS) symposium takes place at The Curragh Racecourse in Co Kildare on Tuesday 16 April.
28 February 2024 News
Labour friendly vaccination in Co. Mayo
John Sheridan’s family farm near Ballinrobe, Mayo, combines cattle and pigs, but it’s the 500-sow farrow to finish pig unit that is his passion. It’s a high-welfare operation and it’s PRRS virus free.
The fall and rise of the Irish pig sector
Over the last three years, the Irish pig sector has experienced the full gamut of global shocks, ranging from weather events to the outbreak of war, writes Michael McKeon, Teagasc Moorepark.
25 February 2024 Pigs
Positive outlook for 2024 pig trade
Adam Woods reports from the Bord Bia meat marketing seminar where Joe Burke gave an overview of the 2023 trade and looked forward to 2024.
21 February 2024 Pigs
Fall in feed ingredient prices should see continued profitability
Thankfully, feed prices improved throughout 2023, writes Ciarán Carroll, Teagasc.
21 February 2024 Pigs
Cattle numbers fell by over 25,000 head in 2023
Pigs saw the largest decrease of any livestock last year, the latest CSO figures show.
13 February 2024 News
Almost 9% fewer pigs slaughtered in 2023 - CSO
There was also a decrease in cattle and sheep slaughtered last year.
3 February 2024 News
Hope for pigmeat recovery in 2024
Recent price pulls below the €2/kg were of concern to pig farmers who were beginning to recover from a previous bout of severe losses, Bord Bia's Joe Burke said.
24 January 2024 News